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Re: ANN: Provenance Vocabulary now a domain specific extension of PROV-O

From: Daniel Garijo <dgarijo@delicias.dia.fi.upm.es>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:42:41 +0100
Message-ID: <CAExK0DeP+W7-wc8KTfTORG89So0R7pto_Y5qKRbWNUtqWdbGbQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Olaf Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Cc: public-prov-wg@w3.org
Very cool Olaf!
Is Pubby going to adopt this finally?


2012/3/21 Olaf Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>

> Hey,
> Jun and I just published a new revision of our Provenance Vocabulary [1].
> With
> this new version the Provenance Vocabulary becomes a domain specific
> extension
> of PROV-O. Read on for a brief explanation.
> The Provenance Vocabulary focuses on two main use cases: 1.) It enables
> consumers of Web data to describe provenance of data retrieved from the Web
> and of data derived from such Web data. 2.) It enables providers of Web
> data
> to publish provenance-related metadata about their data.
> Hence, instead of understanding the Provenance Vocabulary as a general
> purpose
> vocabulary for all kinds of provenance of all sorts of things, it should be
> understood as a domain specific (provenance) vocabulary for describing
> provenance of Web data.
> Recently (with the help of Daniel, thanks!) we tried to define a mapping
> between our vocabulary and PROV-O. From this exercise we learned that all
> general classes and properties of our vocabulary map very well to classes
> and
> properties in PROV-O. As a consequence, we decided to remove our general
> classes and properties and to use PROV-O instead (as some kind of upper
> ontology). Hence, now our Web data specific classes and properties are
> domain
> specific extensions of PROV-O classes and properties.
> The recent version of the Provenance Vocabulary Core Ontology can be found
> at
> the usual address. That is,
>  http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns.html
> for the human-readable specification, which also includes the full ontology
> embedded via RDFa. An RDF/XML serialization of the ontology (extracted from
> the RDFa) is here:
>  http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns.rdf
> If you want to get a rough idea of what we replaced in the process of
> making
> our vocabulary an extension of PROV-O, you may compare the current overview
> diagram [2] to the diagram [3] for the previous version.
> Cheers,
> Olaf
> [1] http://purl.org/net/provenance/
> [2]
> http://sf.net/apps/mediawiki/trdf/nfs/project/t/tr/trdf/6/6c/ProvenanceVocabularyOverview-0.6.png
> [3]
> http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/trdf/nfs/project/t/tr/trdf/7/7a/ProvenanceVocabularyOverview.png
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